General Information

UENF was established in 1993 to foster the development of the Northwest region, historically the poorest in the State of Rio de Janeiro. Indeed, although this region was the site of one of the first Portuguese settlements in the early sixteenth century, it doesn`t have a much developed agriculture or industry. Its economy is primarily based on extensive livestock herding and the sugarcane industry. Since 1993 the University has collaborated for the development of this region primarily in the areas of agriculture (fruit crops, livestock, sugarcane and coffee plantations, etc), oil industry, and environment monitoring and conservancy, among many others.

UENF is organized in four Institutes: Agricultural Sciences and Technology, Biosciences and Biotechnology, Humanities and Physical Science and Technology. It totals about 302 professors, 525 staff members and over four thousand students in 19 undergraduate and 13 graduate courses. The University has four libraries, areas for agricultural experimentation, a veterinarian hospital and a cultural center. For more details, see this website.

Campos dos Goytacazes (see this site) is located 300 km from the city of Rio de Janeiro, being close to touristic points of interest such as the lakes, beaches and uplands in the States of Rio de Janeiro and Espirito Santo. The city has more than 30,000 students enrolled in more than a dozen Universities and Colleges, who enjoy a relatively low living cost, good medical facilities and cultural activities such as live shows, performing arts and movie theaters.

Partial view of Campos dos Goytacazes, with UENF at the foreground. Photo by André Zamana.

Partial view of Campos dos Goytacazes, with UENF at the foreground. Photo by André Zamana.


Grupo de Pesquisa em Nematologia
Centro de Ciências e Tecnologias Agropecuárias – CCTA
Universidade Estadual do Norte Fluminense Darcy Ribeiro
Av. Alberto Lamego, 2000 - Parque Califórnia
Campos dos Goytacazes - RJ
CEP: 28013-602